Hot August Nights Entertainment

Classic Car Pinstripe


Hot August Nights is celebrating 32 years of tradition with musical legends headlining the week-long festival dedicated to classic cars and rock n’ roll. Attendees can kick-off their blue suede shoes and enjoy an array of free, live entertainment from Aug. 7–11, 2018 at outdoor venues throughout the Reno-Sparks area.

This year, make sure you’ve got great seats for the Hot August Nights festivities and entertainment. The Garage, a preferred seating experience, introduces a brand-new way to experience Hot August Nights entertainment at the Grand Sierra Resort. This 21+ area will allow you to enjoy complimentary drinks in comfort and style. Day passes range from $50 to $75 and all week passes are $300. Purchase your entrance by visiting the Hot August Nights office located at 1425 E. Greg Street in Sparks, Nev. or by calling the office at 775-356-1956 x0.


There is never a shortage of entertainment at Hot August Nights! You will also find free daily entertainment in downtown Reno while you watch the classics cruise on by or at one of our sponsor hotel casino’s, Atlantis and Peppermill. Check the event schedule page for a full list of events.

Please note, that due to space availability and courtesy to all Hot August Nights patrons, we ask that no folding chairs be left out over night in front of the stage area at the Grand Sierra Resort venue. If folding chairs are left in the parking lot after the conclusion of our entertainment, they will be removed and placed in a designated area within the parking lot. Hot August Nights will not be held responsible for any missing seating that is left unattended.  

Free nightly entertainment with opening acts starting at 5:00 p.m. with headliners beginning at 8:15 p.m.. Dates, times and locations are subject to change.

Tuesday August 7th



At Grand Sierra Resort

Wednesday August 8th

Hotel California A Salute to the Eagles


At Grand Sierra Resort

Ronny & The Classics

At Victorian Square

Thursday August 9th

Eddie Money

Eddie Money 2018

At Grand Sierra Resort


At Victorian Square

Friday August 10th

STARSHIP Featuring Mickey Thomas

Hot August Nights Entertainment Starship

At Grand Sierra Resort

Greg Kihn Band

At Victorian Square

Saturday August 11th

Kool & the Gang

At Grand Sierra Resort


At Victorian Square